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Basic Spanish

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Spanish Greetings Click on the Spanish phrase to hear the pronounciation of the word. Spanish Phonetics English Welcome Bienvenido Bee – ehn – veh – nee - doh Good Morning Buenos Días Bweh – nohs Dee – ahs Good Afternoon Buenas Tardes Bweh – nahs Tahr – dehs Bweh – nahs Noh – chehs Good Evening Buenas Noches Hello Hola Oh – lah The Name Exchange English What is your name? My name is… Days of the Week English Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Numbers English zero one two three four five six seven eight nine ten Spanish ¿Cómo se llama? Me llamo Spanish lunes martes miércoles jueves viernes sábado domingo Spanish cero uno dos tres cuatro cinco seis siete ocho nueve diez Phonetics Coh – moh seh yah – mah Meh – yah – moh Phonetics loo – nehs mahr – tehs mee – ehr – coh – lehs weh – vehs vee – ehr – nehs sah – bah – doh doh – ming – goh Phonetics seh – ro oo – noh dohs trehs qwah –troh seenk – oh sehs see – eh - teh oh – cho noo – weh -veh dee - ehz Spanish consonants not found in English LL = the “y” as in – yes Ñ = the “n” as in – onion RR = trilled “r”

Spanish Vowel Sounds A = Ah as in the English word – Ma E = Eh as in the English word – Bed I = Ee as in the English word – Keen O = Oh as in the English word – Go U = OO as in the English word – Moon Governmental Services Center
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